New Smoker

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by mwp2513, May 31, 2008.

  1. mwp2513

    mwp2513 Newbie

    Hey everyone, I'm am a traditional griller trying to get into smoking. Mainly I do pork ribs on my grill. I have been looking at smokers to buy, but don't know which to get. I've been looking at the WSM and the Brinkmann Smoke & Grill, but they don't look wide enough to handle many racks of ribs. I was also looking at a vertical smoker by Brinkmann, but have read some bad reviews. Any thoughts
  2. gobbledot

    gobbledot Meat Mopper

    Mwp welcome to SMF it is the best palce you could be on the net... lol Like i was saying I have the GOSM wide model from walmart, it has three racks and i bought a rib rack from Bed bath and beyond that holds 5 racks on there side. I luv my GOSM it is propane and with very few mods it is a smokin machine... it does well, i have done butts and a corn beef brisket and they have all turned out great (of course they each get better) i find new things each time i smoke... Are you near a Bass Pro Shop? they have a bunch of different models to look at. Hope this helps out some and again welcome aboard...
  3. mwp2513

    mwp2513 Newbie

    That sounds great. Question, is there an advantage to gas or electric over charcoal?
  4. ibsmoking

    ibsmoking Smoke Blower

    Holding temps on gas or electric are easy. Some say you do not get a smoke ring with electric does not hav anything to do with tast. ps I have charcoal and love it. just my .02
  5. bbqgoddess

    bbqgoddess Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You say your are a griller? on what? charcoal or gas? I would stick with what I was already comfortable with....then choose from there...I am from the charcoal .02
  6. gobbledot

    gobbledot Meat Mopper

    Mine is propane and yes I get smoke rings. I like it because when you open ther door you dont have to worry about the temp, as soon as ya close it back presto you are back to your cooking/smoking temp again... I am fixing to get a ECB and play with it too, it is smaller and a charcoal. hope this helps some but like BBQGODESS said stick with what you are comfortable fooling with and then expand from there....
  7. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF. You're wise in checking out reviews and specs. on your potential smoker. I think most of us would agree that bigger is better, you never know when you'll need that extra space. Good luck on your search.
  8. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the site................Glad to have you here.................

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